Is it possible to be so inspired by a handbag that everything else falls in place around it? In the case of this CHANEL bag and the lip vinyl trend, the answer is YES. When the bag first arrived, I realized that I had a box of unused lip vinyls from a plethora of brands sitting in my beauty closet, that would pair perfectly with it’s quilted patent leather sheen. I (admittedly) didn’t know how I would wear the vinyl lip trend at first, but I decided to dive in. Call it CHANEL courage, the bag made me do it.
I’m now obsessed with lip vinyls, but they can be a bit intimidating in the beginning. Read on for my tips on how to wear them…
At heart, I’m what you would call a “lip gloss girl.” I’ve been this way since I first started seriously playing around with makeup when I was 13 years old. Then there are those girls that only wear a balm, or just wear a matte lipstick. While I can totally appreciate the more refined look of a matte lip, there’s something about the GLAMOUR of the light reflections on glossy lip that I’ve always been enamored with. Know what I mean? Plus, it makes your lips look bigger! (sign me up!)
After seeing countless fashion runways drenched in PVC clothing over the past couple of seasons (not mad about it!), the vinyl trend has since immersed itself in a big way into the beauty world.
Enter lip gloss’ sassy big sister, LIP VINYL. A shiny liquid lip gloss that gives off of a patent-leather effect, and a surprisingly sophisticated finish. It’s a no-nonsense product that unapologetically injects a shot of glamour to any look.
My personal favorite ways to wear the vinyl lip trend? Paired with very neutral makeup and minimal jewelry, to allow the lip to take the stage. I also love matching my lips to a fabulous accessory, just like I did with this look!
Are you a lip gloss or lipstick girl? Would you wear a lip vinyl? I would love to hear from you in the comments below!
Photos by Scott White
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